Thin Film, PARC tip printed CMOS memory
News & Analysis 10/21/2011 7 comments
Long-time plastic memory research company Thin Film Electronics ASA and Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) have said they have produced a working prototype of a printed ferroelectric polymer non-volatile memory that is addressed with p- and n-type organic circuits, the equivalent of CMOS circuitry.
Smartphones to drive DRAM volumes, says IHS
News & Analysis 10/19/2011 2 comments
Shipments of DRAMs for use in smartphones, will rise to 1.7 billion gigabits in 2011, up 157 percent from 672 million gigabits in 2010, according to market research firm IHS. By 2015, shipments will increase to 13.9 billion units, up 700 percent from 2011.
Grace, eMemory expand memory IP options
News & Analysis 10/18/2011 1 comment
Embedded memory intellectual property licensor eMemory Technology Inc. has announced that both the NeoBit and NeoFlash non-volatile memory technologies will be manufacturable by foundry chipmaker Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and production is being developed on a 130-nm process.
RRAM set to follow 3-D flash, says IMEC
News & Analysis 10/12/2011 11 comments
Resistive RAM, a non-volatile memory technology usually based on metallic oxide, is unlikely to enter the market until after the 11-nm node, according to Laith Altimime, director of the memory research program at the IMEC research institute. It may do so then as a replacement for stacked floating-gate NAND flash memory, he said.
HP, Hynix to launch memristor memory 2013
News & Analysis 10/6/2011 38 comments
The 'memristor' two-terminal non-volatile memory technology, in development at Hewlett Packard Co. since 2008, is on track to be in the market and taking share from flash memory within 18 months, according to Stan Williams, senior fellow at HP Labs.
Crocus signs IBM as MRAM partner
News & Analysis 10/5/2011 1 comment
Crocus Technology Inc. and IBM Corp. have signed patent license agreements and will develop semiconductor technology that combines Crocus's thermally-assisted magnetic logic unit MRAM technology with IBM's magneto-resistive MRAM non-volatile memory technology and processing capabilities.
Money for memory
Blog 10/4/2011 Post a comment
Memory is the bottleneck in many systems and Memoir claims to have a solution. One VC is getting behind it as well…
Startup offers embedded memory IP
News & Analysis 10/3/2011 1 comment
Memoir Systems Inc. is a 2009 startup company that has begun offering embedded memory intellectual property aimed at SoCs being designed for the networking and multicore processor markets.